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    Cool Terminal colors
    How do I get Terminal to be more colorful? In general, I prefer white on black, but it would be nice if ls and nano had color codes for easy reading. Or is that a per-application setting? I've seen colors on a few GNU/Linux distros, so I know it must be possible.
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    Sure, do the following....


    echo "export CLICOLOR=1
    export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad" >> .profile


    then open a new terminal window and ls to your hearts content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Sure, do the following....


    echo "export CLICOLOR=1
    export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad" >> .profile


    then open a new terminal window and ls to your hearts content.
    Thanks. Could you possibly point me to a guide that explains LSCOLORS so I can tweak it?
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    it's included in the ls man page
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